Hey folks that are Ontario located - are you following the changes that Ford’s administration is making to Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)?
As an American, I mostly got wind of this because I know a lot of university and high school students are doing walkouts tomorrow to protest the changes.
Apparently starting in September they’re removing:
- the six-month interest-free grace period
- and the family income threshold will be lowered, making less students qualify
- Low-income students will now have to take out a loan to cover a portion of their funding, instead of just a grant
Does this affect you or your family? Did you previously get this funding for school?
Also as an American this was mildly heartbreaking to read in comparison to our costs. Why are you so much better at things Canada?: “With tuition costing an average of $6,500 in 2017-18, not including room, board and transportation costs amounting to several thousands, students still require a large amount of financial capital to attend university.”